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Wayne Modest

Wayne Modest is the Head of the Research Centre for Material Culture at the National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands. He was previously Head of the curatorial department at the Tropenmuseum; Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum, London and Director of the Museums Department of the Institute of Jamaica. His most recent publications include: Museums, Heritage and International Development (with Paul Basu, 2014); Museums and the Emotional Afterlife of Colonial Photography in Uncertain Images: Museums and the Work of Photographs (2014); Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections, Collaboration (with Viv Golding, 2013) and Slavery and the (Symbolic) Politics of Memory in Jamaica: Rethinking the Bicentenary in Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums (Routledge, 2011). Together with Tim Barringer he is coeditor of the Victorian Jamaica, a critical exploration of the visual and material culture of Jamaica during the period 1837 to 1901. Victorian Jamaica will be published by Duke University Press in the beginning of 2017. He is currently finalzing a special issue of the academic Journal Patterns of Prejudice, with Anouk De Koning, entitled: Anxious Politics and the European City.

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